Pasatiempo Golf Club

18 Clubhouse Rd, Santa Cruz, California, 95060
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No. Holes: 18
(831) 459-9155
Architect: Alister MacKenzie (19)
                       Tom Doak (30)
                      
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Detailed description of Pasatiempo Golf Club

Pasatiempo Golf Club, is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Santa Cruz, California.

Pasatiempo Golf Course first opened for play in 1929. The course officially opened on September 8, 1929, with the first group to play consisting of Marion Hollins, Bobby Jones (considered the father of modern golf), Glenna Collett (U.S. Women's Amateur Champion) and Cyril Tolley (British Amateur Champion). Over 2,000 spectators gathered for the grand opening and followed this world-class foursome around the course.

Pasatiempo Golf Course was designed by Alister MacKenzie. Even though MacKenzie also designed Augusta National and Cypress Point, Pasatiempo was his favorite layout and where he made his American home, which still borders the sixth fairway.

The course was restored to its original glory over the course of 11 years 1996 - 2007 by Tom Doak. He did the work over a period of years in order to keep the course in play throughout.

#18 is a 169-yard par-3. It isn’t all that tough if you can fly the barranca and avoid the four greenside bunkers. 

Pasatiempo is ranked #11 in Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses You Can Play 2008 and ranked #31 in Golf Digest's 2005 America's Greatest Public Courses. Golf Digest also named Pasatiempo Golf Club as one of the top 3 courses you can play in California (along with Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill). Golf Magazine ranks Pasatiempo #55 in the Top 100 Courses in the U.S.

Pasatiempo Golf Club plays to 6,439 yards from the back tees for course rating is 72.6 and a slope rating of 139. The course par is 70.

Pasatiempo Golf Club is located in Santa Cruz, California, and many of its holes offer spectacular views of nearby Monterey Bay.

 

This course has been reviewed 21 times
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$201 (cart not included), played on Saturday, April 2013 at 10am

Nice day and a good, challenging course.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 019791
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Los Gatos, CA

Member (cart included), played on Sunday, November 2012 at 10am

Great course, but make sure to keep it in the fairway. This one will sneak up and bite you!

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 019180
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Danville, CA

Guest (cart included), played on Sunday, October 2012 at 2pm

Tough track from any tees. Difficult greens to read and putt. Several long carries. Think twice if you're a high handicapper or spray the ball.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 018974
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Plainfield, IL

$201 (cart included), played on Monday, October 2011 at noon

Awesome. the closest you will get to playing Augusta-like greens.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 016458
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Aptos, CA

(cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2011 at 2pm

Great course

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 015884
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Del Mar, CA

$201 (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2011 at 6am

one of the toughest courses in california. back side is a great 9 holes of golf. several perfect holes...2,3,5,7,10,12,14,16,17. price is getting out of line. worth $150-175...just too much $$ in this economy, alister mckenzie or not.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 014777
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Carmel, CA

Guest (cart included), played on Wednesday, January 2011 at noon

Great layout, great views, very challenging! Privalege to play this historic course. Pace of play was very good, no delays. Condition was excellent.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 012748
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Bearden, AR

$251 (cart included), played on Friday, July 2010 at noon

I've played this course twice, so don't feel any compulsion to do so again. If you are in the area and have already played all the big name courses and are looking for something to do, this would be an option. It is a municipal course and wildly overpriced. It is kept in decent condition and has some history, but the pace of play is atrocious. It has a couple of nice views (it is all downhill from #1 tee, literally and figuratively), but much of the course plays through some less than prime real estate.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 012307
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$201 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2010 at 2pm

Great course but over priced. Hate the driving range with mats only. Played a few years back for $ 175 which makes more sense.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 011621
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Saratoga, CA

$151 (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2010 at 10am

A classic course, designed by Alister McKenzie who designed Augusta. He called Pasitiempo his favorite, such that he built his home and retired along side the 5th fairway. Excellent course, fun to play yet challenging. Definately a must play.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 010487
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Los Altos, CA

$126 (cart not included), played on Friday, April 2010 at noon

One of the best courses in California. A shotmakers dream course. Condition of the course a little below average due to recent aeration, but should be in prime condition in about three weeks. Good price with NCGA membership. You can walk this course pretty easily. Real golfers will love this course.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 009996
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Santa Cruz, CA

$201 (cart included), played on Saturday, February 2008 at 6am

The chance to set foot on an Alister MacKenzie golf course is rare for a public player. If you have never been, then put it on your list and you won't be disappointed. MacKenzie lived in a home along the 6th fairway and #16 was his favorite hole. Tiger Woods lost the Western Intercollegiate Golf Tournament on #16 and Bobby Jones played on opening day back in 1929.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 009432
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San Francisco, CA

$126 (cart not included), played on Monday, September 2009 at 10am

Wonderful location, weather and views; where else can you play a MacKennzie course and enjoy having it beat the dickens out of you. Nice understated clubhouse.

Would travel: Airplane, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 008127
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Pleasanton, CA

$201 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2009 at 10am

great course but over priced at $250

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
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Rank ID # : 007604
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Los Gatos, CA

$101 (cart included), played on Tuesday, February 2009 at 10am

Alistar Mackenzie at his best. Some of his favorite holes are on this course. The opening hole on a clear day is spectacular. The course has been beautifully renovated. I've played Spyglass, Pebble, Spanish Bay, Poppy Hills, Half Moon Bay, this is, for my money the most interesting layout.

Would travel: Airplane, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 007212
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Stockton, CA

$176 (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2009 at 10am

Pasa is a great course. When you are in the Monterey Bay Area, add it to the Pebble Beach experience.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 007113
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Sequim, WA

(cart included), played on Friday, January 2009 at noon

Beautiful old course, definitely worth it at least once in your life. Staff was superb.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 006185
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San Francisco, CA

$201 (cart not included), played on Sunday, January 2009 at noon

Put it in your top 10 for sure, with the courses at both Bandon, OR and Kohler, WI. Then run over and play Spyglass Hills and maybe Pebble, Spanish Bay and Poppy Hills on the same trip.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 006121
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Antioch, CA

(cart included), played on Thursday, January 2009 at 6am

Pin placements on day of play were very tuff. I enjoyed the course. Houses on a few holes were in danger of being hit.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 006035
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Sequim, WA

$126 (cart included), played on Friday, January 2009 at noon

Well worth the experience on a very historic course.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 005968
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Santa Cruz, CA

$176 (cart not included), played on Friday, March 2008 at noon

Exceptional example of a MacKenzie design.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 001979
4.7/5
Based on 21 reviews
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